Indian authorities arrest two after Australian team vehicle attack

The 27-year-old was playing only his second game at the worldwide level on Tuesday when India and Australia locked horns in the second T20 match. The seat next to the window was unoccupied at the time.

"Really unfortunate incident after a great game aimed to tarnish Guwahati's reputation as an emerging sports hub".

Meanwhile, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal while condemning the incident directed the DGP Mukesh Sahay to institute a thorough investigation to the shameful incident and book the culprits soon. The host nation is supposed to provide impeccable security to the cricket teams which are visiting for the objective of the matches.

"Guwahati stone-throwing incident NOT reflective of our security measures". The story was quickly reported after Aussie opener Aaron Finch shared photograph of the bad incident on Twitter saying, "Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way back to the hotel". "Personal security of visiting athletes & teams is extremely important for us", Rathore said on his official Twitter account.

The rock, believed to be roughly the size of a cricket ball, was thrown at a window on the right-hand side of the bus, while it was returning from the stadium.

The incident in the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati was the second in two months, after Cricket Australia said in September that the team's bus window was broken by a "small rock or stone" in Bangladesh after a Test match. The local authorities have also claimed to beef up the security ahead of third and last T20 match of the Australian tour which will be played in Hyderabad.

  • Stacy Allen